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Murder in Retribution: A New Scotland Yard Mystery

Anne Cleeland

ISBN 9780758287977
Publish Date 7/29/2014
Format Hardcover
Categories General, Kensington
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In Anne Cleeland's engaging and original new mystery series, two of Scotland Yard's most gifted detectives navigate the darkest corners of London to solve a murder that will blur every line between right and wrong. . .

Despite their investigative prowess, Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair, Lord Acton, and rookie detective Kathleen Doyle stir more than a few feathers at CID Headquarters when their relationship comes to light. But office politics quickly become trivial when a rash of underworld murders shatters London's normally austere faзade. With a growing list of successfully solved cases to her name, the ever-dauntless Doyle shakes off the gossip and sets out to investigate the escalating turf war.

As the body count climbs, Doyle uncovers a seedy world where fractious members of the Russian mafia and an Irish terrorist group are fighting for control of a lucrative underground business. But their crooked deals and volleying acts of revenge are almost too much for Scotland Yard to keep up with, and when Doyle notices that Acton seems unusually troubled by the crimes, she begins to wonder what sparked the conflict in the first place.

Perhaps there's nothing more to the murders than under-the-table business dealings gone awry. Or perhaps a single act of vigilante justice fanned the flames that ignited a vicious turf war. As Doyle and Acton fight not to become the next victims, they'll find that the truth may be best left unspoken, and retribution may be best left to fate. . .

"[T]his entertaining pair will linger in readers' imaginations, making them want more." --Booklist

Praise for Murder in Thrall

"Thrilling...will keep you guessing until the very last page!" --Victoria Thompson, national bestselling author of Murder in Chelsea

"It's been a long time since I encountered two characters this charming and engaging. I look forward to more of their adventures." --David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Murder as a Fine Art

"The test of a good book is always how much one thinks about the characters when the book is done, and I am still wondering what would happen next." --Suspense Magazine

"Cleeland has a smooth way of dialogue and many of her characters' conversations play like subtle games of reason and wit." --Daily Pilot

About Anne Cleeland:

Anne Cleeland holds a degree in English from UCLA as well as a law degree from Pepperdine University. She worked as a research attorney for federal and state court judges, a legal writer in private practice, and a guest lecturer at several universities. She is currently at work on her next Acton and Doyle Scotland Yard mystery. She lives in California and has four children.

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Retribution at all costs (Friday, August 15, 2014)
Reviewer: Kathy Jund

Murder in Retribution is the second book in the series of author Anne Cleeland’s New Scotland Yard mysteries! Another excellent read!

We once again find ourselves enraptured by the return of first year Detective Constable Kathleen Doyle and Chief Inspector Michael Sinclair aka Lord Acton, also known throughout the “yard” (behind his back no less) as “Holmes”. Doyle now finds herself in a position of silent perusal and scrutiny as news spreads throughout the yard of her new status. Foremost in vocalization and totally predictable is Nunez who certainly cannot discern what possessed their inspector, but Kathleen’s uncanny ability to read people provides her with added insight as to the many others who also have their own personal reasons to ponder what Acton could be thinking to have so uncharacteristically acted in such extreme manner.
Murders being committed by what appear to be opposing entities should be enough to keep New Scotland Yard busy for if the activity were to continue in the manner it has been recently, maybe both sides will bring an end to each other. However, something tells Kathleen what appears on the surface may not necessarily be what is actually happening and as such is determined to help bring the truth to light. Fearing perhaps Acton and ulterior motives may be at play Doyle is cognizant that finding the answers may shed light where it is best kept hidden. Never the less Doyle will use her exceptional skills in deduction along with her uncanny ability to read witnesses and suspects alike to follow where the trail leads. The ever stalwart Acton will go to any extreme to ensure Doyle’s safety but will soon discover the red-headed brash Irish girl has a will and strength all her own. Captivating from the first page this series will leave you wanting for more.


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